Gail Ann Harford, of Valley Cottage formerly of Carmel, NY, died peacefully at Nyack Hospital on Thursday, June 10, 2021. She was 79 years old.
Born on September 30, 1941, in Manhattan, NY, daughter of the late Paul and Abigail (Coyle) Drabek. Gail graduated from Cathedral High School in NYC in 1959 and continued her education at Mercy College receiving her associate’s degree.
Gail wore many hats during her work career. She retired as a home health aide with Unlimited Care, where her job was to help people with traumatic brain injuries by being a companion to them. She also worked at Lincoln Hall in Somers, NY, starting as a counselor and finished her career with them as a secretary. Gail also worked in computer programing and as a school bus driver with the Somers School District. Gail was an artist; she enjoyed painting, drawing, and calligraphy.
A cherished mother, sister, and grandmother, Gail is survived by her loving daughter Christy Ingalls and son-in-law, Charles, of Valley Cottage, NY, her grandsons Aidan and Alexander, and her sister Barbara Gabriel of Bronx, NY. She was predeceased by her sister Linda Dowling.
Friends and family visited at Beecher Funeral Home,1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 4pm-8pm. A service was held during the visitation.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Gail to The Humane Society.